Antelope Island State Park

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Campgrounds: Open
Ice Thickness: Thin layer on Farmington Bay side of Causeway and in the marina. Ice is not safe.
Road Conditions: The roads are plowed but slushy. Be cautious and go slow.
Trail Conditions: Snow packed and icy in spots under the new snow. The lower elevation trails received 2-3 inches of new snow on 1/16/18. The snow depth increases with the elevation.  Vehicle access south of the Ranch is closed. Access is permitted by hikers, bikers and equestrians. Please help protect the trails by not using them when muddy.
Fire Restrictions: Fires are permitted in designated fire pits within Bridger Bay and White Rock Bay Campgrounds.

Note: Water depth at the mouth of the marina is approximately 1.5 feet. Shallow areas and sandbars exist, use caution.

Insects: During warm months, insects are present on the island and emerge at different times.

  • Biting gnats (no-seeums) emerge in the spring (April – June).  These are very tiny biting flies. Insect repellent is ineffective against the gnats; fine-mesh head nets are recommended. They are not present along the water’s edge.
  • Midges are non-biting flies that form columns along the causeway mid-spring through early fall. These are what cover your windshield while driving to and from the island.
  • Mosquitoes are present from mid- spring through early fall. Insect repellent is effective. Note: West Nile Virus has been found in Davis County.
  • Brine Flies  are non-biting flies that cover the shorelines and occasionally move onto land early-summer through fall. These flies are harmless and move out of the way when approached.

 

Last Updated: 1/16/2019